The Bassmaster Elite Series is the highest level of professional bass fishing tournaments. Competitors must qualify for the series through the St. Croix Bassmaster Opens or the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation, and anglers who are already on the Elite Series must re-qualify each year by maintaining enough points throughout the season. The pro anglers compete all season for the opportunity to win points toward the Progressive Bassmaster Angler of the Year award and to qualify for the Bassmaster Classic.
The series was founded in 2006. Its predecessors were the Bassmaster Tour, Top 150 and Top 100.
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How the Elites and Classic were won in 2022
Take a look back at the winning ways of the nine Bassmaster Elite Series events and the Bassmaster Classic in 2022.
Backstage: Taku Ito weighs in 22 pounds, 1 ounce
Although it didn’t net him the lead, we follow Taku Ito as he uses all his strength to bring 22 pounds of bass to the scales.
B.A.S.S. and Bassmaster Classic trivia
What is the heaviest winning catch in Bassmaster Classic history? In 1984, Rick Clunn won the Classic on the Arkansas River with 75-9. What is the smallest winning catch in...
Getting down to business
After winning the 2022 Bassmaster Rookie of the Year and also winning an event my first year on the Elites, I came into 2023 with what I think are reasonable...
Shifting focus to the Classic
I’ve spent a lot of time evaluating the first two Bassmaster Elite Series tournaments because I’m a little shocked that I didn’t do better, or take advantage of these Florida...
Swindle’s tricked out man cave boat garage
See inside the work area where Alabama pro Gerald Swindle prepares for tournaments.
Keep my fishing simple
To start the season with a 20th-place finish at Lake Okeechobee and 25th at Seminole, I’m pretty happy with those results. I had never been to either of those lakes,...
Top 13 Catches of the Tournament – Lake Okeechobee
Catch the 13 Fishing’s Top Bassmaster Catches of the week at Lake Okeechobee to kick off the 2023 Bassmaster Elite Series season.
Having fun in Florida
It’s hard to believe that I’m now starting my 11th season fishing professionally in the U.S. Back in 2012 when I got my start, I would have been happy to...
Daily Limit: Seminole win was music to Cifuentes’ ears
While doing most anything, Joey Cifuentes can have a song pop in his head. “I’m really weird,” the Elite Series rookie from Clinton, Ark., explains. “When I hear people say...
Downey gears up for the Classic
PARK FALLS, WIS. (March 8, 2023) – Competitive fishing’s grandest stage will be in Knoxville, Tennessee, March 24-26, when the 2023 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Toyota...
Daily Limit: Rivet goes with gut to serve up win
Just looking for a meal, Tyler Rivet served up so much more. In an unlikely win under unlikely circumstances, Rivet bent and flexed to a season-opening title in the SiteOne...